The piece we published last Friday regarding our attempts to test the block/report for spam feature on Twitter certainly got quite a response, to say the least. To begin, the Lord of the Flies himself felt it worthy of a tweet.
And then, on Saturday, this showed up in my @ column on Twitter as well, and that’s when things got really interesting.
Now in order to illustrate this the best we can, we will use a number of screencaps from Saturday to show how the action went down. First off, RJ admits to unblocking me to troll me. Funny, that.
And then RJ moves onto directing his “troops” and making threats to other people who had the audacity to step in and press him on the issue.
Most of those found above were able to survive RJ’s goons hitting the block/report for spam button. Unfortunately, as mentioned above, @MyPeepsCallMeD ‘s account did get whacked. Here’s her shot of the Beige Bar of Doom:
My friend D didn’t receive her notification email until late Monday evening. And this is what it had to say :https://twitter.com/MyPeepsCallMeD/status/219977845198438403
Now the funny part is, I’ve been aware of RJ for awhile now, because of a failed script attack he tried to run against some friends in May. Now, the part I was unaware of regarding RJ is that he seems to be @Shoq’s attack dog for this kind of thing.
Now, keep in mind, according to @Lizardoid, @Shoq, Twitter CEO @dickc and RJ, we’re just a bunch of nutjobs who have gotten some silly idea in our heads about how this system flaw is being exploited maliciously, mostly to silence political speech, from what we can see. I mean, if we’re so wrong, then why these tweets from RJ’s sockpuppet accounts?
Now that last tweet makes me think of this:
As they once said in the movie “Super Troopers”, “desperation is a stinky cologne.” And with some fun stuff The Trenches is in receipt of, I can’t help but think of this, when I think of you, RJ, and your friends: